In the 60 years, the authorities asked the sculptor Corneliu Virgiliu Medrea (1888-1964) plastic artist, corresponding member of the Academy, to create a statuary group to pay tribute to the work of fishermen.
During the thirteenth century Great sea (as it was then called the Black Sea) was dominated by Italian merchants in Genoa who helped develop the city. Subsequently, Constanța suffered a decline under Ottoman rule, becoming a simple village inhabited by Greek fishermen and Tatar horse and sheep breeders.
The first fishing law was applied in 1896, founded by the great scientist Grigore Antipa. This stage is characterized by the modern approach to fishing and pisciculture, protection and rational exploitation of the fish stock, the establishment of research units, the establishment of secondary education - the school of Fisheries and Pisciculture Giurgiu (1928).
Originally the statue of the fishermen was nestled on the ground, and later around it was built a basin that brought the concept of the statuary group closer to reality.
Cornel Medrea practiced all kinds of sculpture, cultivating full, robust forms, having the ideal of simplicity of reality. Portraits, maternity series, historical evocations (Dragoş Voda and Zimbru), allegorical representations (Atlas, fishermen,Victory) converge to the manifestation of a plenitude, an optimism based on the assertion of the human image.
Here you can find the address of the Fishermen Monument:
Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta, Constanţa
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